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Agroecology for food sovereignty
April 18th, 2017

In what ways is agroecology a means to food sovereignty? In Brazil, claiming land rights was the first step along one group of farmers’ pathway to autonomy. The next was to develop and maintain agroecological practices. To achieve this goal, these farmers never worked alone. Strong self-organisation and long-lasting partnerships enabled them to redesign their … Read moreAgroecology for food sovereignty

Growing our cocoa, raising our voices
March 23rd, 2016

Léocadie Voho is a cocoa farmer from Ivory Coast. Together with 23 other female farmers, researchers, film makers and the Fairtrade organisation she realised that trade was, after all, not fair. By filming her story, she learned how to make change. “My name is Léocadie Voho. I am 51 years old. I have seven children … Read moreGrowing our cocoa, raising our voices

Agroecology and the right to food
June 20th, 2014

Olivier De Schutter – “Agroecology is really common sense. It means understanding how nature works, to replicate the natural workings of nature on farms in order to reduce dependency on external inputs. Agroecology preserves the ability for future generations to feed themselves. I believe we should teach more about agroecology and encourage exchanges between farmers. … Read moreAgroecology and the right to food